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If you’re thinking about getting TEFL certified, there are a bewildering number of TEFL course providers out there, all trying to get their hands on your hard-earned cash. To help you make sure your TEFL certificate is worth the paper it’s printed on, here’s what your course provider should be:
Teaching English as a Foreign Language after graduation can improve your job prospects and give you loads of transferable skills that are in demand in the domestic jobs market. So, even if you’re not thinking of teaching as a long-term career, spending time teaching abroad can be really beneficial to your future career.
So you’re dreaming of a fresh new life abroad as a TEFL teacher – one filled with exciting new experiences, new friends and weekends sipping cold beers on the beach. But stop! Before you get too ahead of yourself, let’s check that you’re cut out for the world of TEFL. Here’s what you’ll need to be:
Forget finding true love, climbing Everest and/or saving the world – here’s why teaching English abroad should be number one on your bucket list!
It happens to the best of us, the dreaded ‘getting-stuck-in-a-rut-itis’. Symptoms: being trapped in a job you don’t like; longing for something more interesting; imagining the day you can hand in your notice; and most importantly – being powerless to do anything about it! Often, when you’re stuck in a rut, you just need a little nudge in the right direction. So, here’s why you should jack it all in and jet off on a TEFL adventure
While speaking the local language while you’re teaching English abroad isn’t a must-have, getting at least a basic understanding of it can really enrich your experience of living and working in another country – it’ll be easier to make new friends, get around, not to mention avoid getting ripped off! Here are 3 ways to make learning that local language easy:
Mexico has survived colonialism, dictatorships, revolutions and recessions to emerge as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. As a result, it has a huge demand for qualified English teachers, who enjoy this country’s incredible energy, culture and natural scenery.
Are you considering teaching English in Mexico, or maybe you’re out there already? Either way here’s the place to tell everyone all about it!
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“Mexico” was created by i-to-i on November 26, 2009